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this government. we've got to stop lurching from crisis to crisis to crisis, when there's this clear path ahead of us that simply requires some discipline, some responsibility and some compromise. that's where we need to go. that's how this needs to work. major garrett. >> thank you, mr. president. as you well know, sir, finding votes for the debt ceiling can sometimes be complicated. you, yourself, as a member of the senate, voted against a debt ceiling increase. and in previous aspects of american history -- president reagan in 1985, president george herbert walker bush in 1990, president clinton in 1997 -- all signed deficit reduction deals that were contingent upon or in the context of raising the debt ceiling. you, yourself, four times have done that. three times, those were related to deficit reduction or budget maneuvers. what chuck and i and i think many people are curious about is this new, adamant desire on your part not to negotiate, when that seems to conflict with the entire history in the modern era of american presidents and the debt ceiling, and your own history on the debt ceil
. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the president's statement is speculative and not true because, frankly, no one knows what programs will be short changed if the u.s. can't meet its payment obligations. it's never happened before. but here is what we do know courtesy of the bipartisan policy center. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling the government can spend only what it received in daily revenues each day. those revenues won't cover about 40% of g
the government's bills. >> please have a seat. >> reporter: president obama spoke from the white house to stake out a position on the debt limit. if congress doesn't improve an increase the government will run out of money to pay bills. president obama blasted republicans who said they won't raise it without dollar for dollar cuts to the budget. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> the problem is congress has already spent the money. what it would mean for the nation to not make payments. >> social security checks and veteran's benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops. >> reporter: in response republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. speaker of the house john boehner's office said debt is endangering's children future. theconsequences are real he said. >> the debate had a numbing effect on wall street today. the dow is up 18 to 13,507. the nasdaq is down 8 at 3,117. the s&p is down 1 at 1,470. >>> all of that in washington is being watched closely in sacramento b
an increase in the debt creel, the federal government will run out of money to pay bills in about a month. president obama blasted the republicans who said they won't raise the borrowing authority without dollar for dollar cuts in the budget. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are that deadbeat nation. >> reporter: the problem, mr. obama said, is that congress has already spent the money. >> these are bills that have already been racked up. >> reporter: the patiented a dire picture about what it would mean for the nation for the first time ever to not make payments. >> social security checks and veterans benefits will be dried. we might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners. >> reporter: in response, republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. john boehner said that the debt is endangers children's future, that the consequences of failing to increase the debt seal ceiling are real, but so also are the results of allowing our spending problem go unresolved. president
limit. if congress doesn't approve an increase in the debt creel, the federal government will run out of money to pay bills in about a month. president obama blasted the republicans who said they won't raise the borrowing authority without dollar for dollar cuts in the budget. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are that deadbeat nation. >> reporter: the problem, mr. obama said, is that congress has already spent the money. >> these are bills that have already been racked up. >> reporter: the patiented a dire picture about what it would mean for the nation for the first time ever to not make payments. >> social security checks and veterans benefits will be dried. we might not be able to pay our troops, or honor our contracts with small business owners. >> reporter: in response, republicans pointed out president obama voted against increasing the debt limit as a senator. john boehner said that the debt is endangers children's future, that the consequences of failing to increase the debt seal ceiling are real, but so also are the results of allowing our spe
. >> >> catherine: , kron 4. bills. he says, the mere threat of defaulting on government obligations is hurting the economy. the government has hit its borrowing limit again. and is expected to run out of ways to pay bills by early march. >> frigid party seven degrees in half moon bay. 39 and concord. the the seven- tomorrow but 37 right now what happened bay this warming trend will continue. finally, and we could finally get a bit more mild temperatures as this week progresses'. that stormtracker is well to the north of us we're not going to see any green. calm wind that combination is providing very chilly conditions. 28 in napa, 29 in santa rosa. 42 in san francisco. in vallejo, 29. 28 in fairfield. 30's in concord, pleasanton. this frees warning in effect and frost advisories for the bayshore. freezing in sunnyvale. that freeze warning and frost advisories continues. for the north bay, the inland valleys and the bayshore. take a look these frosty windshields. certainly, you are going to want to take your time tomorrow for the afternoon, temperatures are going to be improving. 50s for the m
the building. people received $200 for semi automatic weapon. $100 for other guns. >> a typical government operation designed and implemented more than flawed. >> marin county district attorneys office will count the vouchers to see if they can raise the extra money. >>> police in san leandro are searching for two men who robbed an home depot store and caused a worker to faint. two masked men entered the store just after 7:00 last night. they robbed a cashier at gunpoint. one employee fainted and taken to a hospital for treatment. >>> veterans advocates says walmarts willingness to hire newly returned war veterans could start a chain reaction. it will start hiring any veteran that has an honorable discharge and has been off active duty for less than a year. some say they are not sure if this would be just a short-term fix or a long-term career move. >> i couldn't see myself working as a clerk at walmart, but maybe there is other positions that i might find suitable. >> walmart's president says getting 100,000 veterans into the civilian work force should help stimulate the economy and after
to approve the $250,000 contract for his services. >> that's governments primary responsibility is to guarantee the safety and security of its people. >> reporter: the public safety committee meets at 5:30 tonight. although they plan to protest, the committee is expected to approve that contract. live in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we caught up with governor jerry brown and asked if he plans to provide resources to help curb violence in the city where he once served as mayor. >> i want to help where i can. oakland has to solve its own problems. the fire department, mayor, of you got to put together. >> governor brown said he'll look at what he called any reasonable request for help from oakland. he points out he's sent the highway patrol to assist oakland police in fighting crime. >> police in the northern california city of galt tonight are mourning the loss of one of their own. this happened about 11:20:30s in the farming community about 30 miles south of downtown sacramento. police say officer kevin tonk confronted the suspect. other officers moved in on the
of country, but not the government. >> after a three-year absence the maverick surf competition is back. today is the day surfers from all over the world come here to tackle the waves. a surf advisory is still in effect. that could mean some major waves. abc7 news reporter sergio has the details. >> photographer kevin harrington caught some great shots of surfers out testing the waters in preparation for tomorrow's mavericks competition but getting the shots was an adventure. >> we thought were going to be trashed by one of these huge waves because they were just coming way up over your head and the boat just tips over. it's scary. >> they were aboard john lynch's boat. he will be part of the surf patrol this year. >> being so close to the waves and the brakes and feeling the power and watching these guys. it's an incredible -- it's an incredible sport. you have to have some real guts to get out there and do what these guys are doing. >> the organizer of mavericks, jeff clark, was his guide. he was briefing the surfers who will be surfing what is expected to be 30-foot waves. mavericks
in connecticut, new york and new jersey. >>> us treasury department says the government is now burrough money from the federal employee pension fund. the move allows the government to keep paying its bills while congress debates an increase to the nation's debt limit. fitch is threatening to downgrade america's credit rating if lawmakers don't raise the borrowing limit. >>> five contractors are sending sealed envelopes to sacramento this week hoping to win the contract it start building the state as high- speed rail system. the "mercury news" explains the contractors submit one package with their plans for the project, another sealed envelope contains their price. officials will first check the proposals and then open the envelopes containing the costs. >>> san jose state university is launching an online education pilot program. the program is small for now offering only three classes, entry level math, elementary statistics and college algebra. but governor brown says it's a big step toward a new future for higher education. >> the goal is to empower more p
. this is the federal government's first inventory of the flood control system and happened after hurricane katrina when a levee failed killing more than 1800 people causing $108 billion in damages. the problems found in some of the levees include weaken walls, animal homes, decaying and homes built too close to levees. it's up to local governments to make improvements. they could cost millions. some officials say it's unfair to be told to raise money for these repairs and think the study could be exaggerated. in east palo alto, a major levee improvement project starts this summer. back in late december, the san francisquito creek flooded going over the banks of the levee. the neighborhood flooded and caused damage to homes. even though the creek is low this morning, before that long term fix that they were starting to work on this summer, they have put a short- term fix in place. they stacked some sandbags to increase the height of the levee and also put updates around the creek to prevent people from getting anywhere near it just in case the next storm causes a
ever this year. seems of government can't avoid problems everyone can see. >> immanuel one third of the u.s. population 100 million people visiting san jose in the next two months. that gives awe sense of what began today in india city of about 1 million people. it is expected the host nearly 100 times its population for behind you festival that happens every 12 years. 14 temporary hospitals set up with two 43 doctors. more than 40,000 toilets built. 30,000 law enforcement are providing securities. >> still ahead on 7 news at 9:00. president obama draws new line in the sand on american debt ceiling. tonight what happens if the limit is not lifted and who feels it first. first. >> nissan íáf- >> treasury secretary geithner tell congressional leaders that the government will exhaust its borrowing limit as soon as mid february not march as expected. in the mean time president obama insists tonight that he will not negotiate with house republicans over the debt ceiling. mark matthews looks at the challenge the president is facing. >> president told reporters raising the d
aaron's law would modify the computer fraud and abuse act. the law allowed the government to bring disproportion nit charges against swartz. >>> they will talk about the university's less than spectacular defense about marketing online classes to nonstudents. the university spent $4.3 million marketing the online classes hoping to attract tuition from students all over the world. but since the classes started a year ago, only one person who was not already a uc student has take an class. uc online classes cost $1400 to $2400. but other universities like stanford and harvard are offering online classes for free. hundreds of thousands of students have signed up for those classes. >>> season 12 of american idol kicks off tonight right here on ktvu channel 2. mariah carey, nikki minaj and keith urban join randy jackson at the judges table. but judges say the focus is on finding the next big talent and that sometimes creates colorful moments. >> we have so much stuff going on this season. if i were a viewer, i would have be dvring this season. there are so many things. >> as usual fans
explosives around his neck. an estimated 400 foreign nationals were freed in the government's rescue attempt thursday. up to 18 militants and 12 hostages were killed including fredrick butacchio of katy texas. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary. >> reporter: the group has a history of taking hostages for millions of the dollars in ransom. >> basically got its start in by kidnapping 30 odd european tourists since then they've been involved in kidnapping, they've become involved in drug smuggling. >> tonight there are reports that the kidnappers want to trade two american hostages for two suspected terrorists in the u.s. custody. but ken and gasia right now the u.s. says they will not do that. that's out of the question. they will not negotiate with terrorists. >> jana, thank you. >>> foreigner new orleans mayor ray negin has been indicted on federal chargings. nagen faces 21 corruption charges that include bribery. his arrangement is set for january 21st. his allegations are connected to corruption. nagin gained notoriety during hurricane katrina when he spoke
in the government's rescue attempt thursday. up to 18 militants and 12 hostages were killed including fredrick butacchio of katy texas. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary. >> reporter: the group has a history of taking hostages for millions of the dollars in ransom. >> basically got its start in by kidnapping 30 odd european tourists since then they've been involved in kidnapping, they've become involved in drug smuggling. >> tonight there are reports that the kidnappers want to trade two american hostages for two suspected terrorists in the u.s. custody. but ken and gasia right now the u.s. says they will not do that. that's out of the question. they will not negotiate with terrorists. >> jana, thank you. >>> foreigner new orleans mayor ray negin has been indicted on federal chargings. nagen faces 21 corruption charges that include bribery. his arrangement is set for january 21st. his allegations are connected to corruption. nagin gained notoriety during hurricane katrina when he spoke out to the government's response. >>> an american team joined japanese offic
, but not the government. >>> and yesterday young women were invited to write letters to victims of tragedy. it was sponsored by the girls rock girls leadership sandy. they wrotelers to those from the elementary school sandy hook shooting. one was particularly affected. >> i don't like it that they killed so many people and he just want to stop the violence that was happening in the schools and to keep the schools safe. and the homes. >> the letters will be published in a book to be sent to both groups. >>> well, after a three-year absence, maverick surf competition is back. today is the day surfers from all over the world come here to tackle the waves. a surf advisory is still in effect. that could mean some major waves. abc7 news reporter sergio has the details. >> photographer kevin harrington caught some great shots of surfers out testing the waters in preparation for tomorrow's mavericks competition but getting the shots was an adventure. >> we were going to be trashed by one of these huge waves because they were just coming way up over your head and the boat just tips over. it's scary
. the latest word from the algerian government is that during the battle... militants killed seven fore militants also d >>> and the algerian government is showing you that they killed the foreign hostages. 11 militants also died. it's not clear if the stand off is over yet. now, one out of 12 other hostages killed was an american man from texas. some who escaped said that they trapped themselves with the explosives. >>> the house republican leaders would like to vote on a three-month extension of the debt limit. that measure would require that both the house and the senate, that they passed a budget or go without paying. a short-term extension will be a new strategy to force the government spending and a departure from the republicans and the earlier position that any increase, they must involve the cuts of the same size. it comes after they told congress that they could not remove the deadline to install that there. as we have been talking about another chilly morning here, brian. >> yes, indeed. it looks as if, you know, there will be a little bi
and it is all part of the mayor's initiative to make government information easy to access. he hopes he will make it easily citywide. he will be at a conference where he serves as chairman and innovation. the chairman worked with the engineering team to create standards that other city sites and others can use as well. you can see how customers rate it but you can't find out how it is rated by the health department. live from san francisco, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> in overnight news, just hours ago the agency announced the boeing 747 dreamliner jets due to safety concerns, it will remain in effect until the battery fires are resolved. >> with the lithium battery, that is a very serious problem. you don't need the -- don't need the real worry of a fire. >> san jose's airport has a dreamliner flight scheduled for tomorrow but they may take off with another aircraft. >>> standoff in algeria but there are 20 who have escaped. some who got away are reportedly americans. the group said the kidnapping was in prevention for frances intervention but hague said this. >> i think we would b
. >>> victims of superstorm sandy are expected to get another $50 billion in government aid. that's how much money is in a package passed by the house of representatives last night. the senate vote is likely to come next week. the storm that hit the east coast in october killed 140 people and did billions of dollars worth of damage especially in new york, new jersey and connecticut. >>> the us treasury department says the government is now borrowing money from the federal employee pension fund. the move allows the government to keep paying its bills while congress debates an increase to the nation's debt limit. major credit rating agency fitch is threatening to downgrade america's credit rating if lawmakers don't raise the borrowing limit. >>> emergency rooms are busy these days seeing people going to the hospital due to energy drinks, double from 2007 to 2011. the government reports most of the cases involve teenagers and young adults drinking energy drinks. reports say it causes insomnia, nervousness, headache, rapid heartbeat and seizure. a lot of young
that move. >>> the u.s. government will run out of money to pay its bills if congress does not raise the debt ceiling. president barack obama will not negotiate with congress on this issue. while republicans want any increase in the debt ceiling to be tied to spending cuts... >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not attend beat nation and so -- there is a very simple solution to this. >> now in a statement, house speaker phil boehner indicated the republican party is prepared for a fight and the consequences of increasing the debt ceiling are real but so too is the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. >>> they are closely watching this debt ceiling battle in washington and if congress does not act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could fall and that would have a negative affect on california's budget numbers. they revealed a budget surplus in many years and that's thanks to a new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> the social media is buzzing about a possible announcement by facebook. janine d
to be more competitive and will now refer to president obama's health care reform as "government controlled health care." >> controlled environment weather, not exactly. we have no control. >> despite what you hear there is no government controlled weather. yet. right? >> here we go. we are already getting in trouble for other's forecast and now you are doing that. i got an e-mail someone yelling at me about cupertino. 6:18. good morning to you. it is friday. we made it. the embarcardero, downtown san francisco, the trees are not moving. it is still outside. we will look at live doppler 7 hd. high pressure is over us. a lost dry air is detected. a little bit of pollution. that is another spare pair -- "spare the air" day. we could have a couple more on saturday and sunday. 27 in sap that rose and 30 in napa and concord. those are the only stations freezing. mid-to-upper 30's in fremont and redwood city and low-to-mid 40's in oakland and novato of the san francisco is 48. temperature of 31 in gilroy to 45 in salinas, the extremes around monterey bay. more warming. more poor air quality. roug
than $113,000. >> how many horse power? are they selling that to the government? >> it's pretty. >> thank you. >> we're talking about cars, also in detroit cadillac ats has been named 2013 north american car of the year. it's a compact luxury sedan designed to compete with bmw 3 series. general motors, cadillac parent company says this is ar5ñ huge boost for credibility here. it was the first win in at wards 19-year history. chrysler ram 1500 won truck of the year, by wait. >> it's chilly outside. isn't it?. >> it is. >> just three days it's been so cold. highs in the 50s and upper 40s but things goring to start to change. outside we go. i tell you, high pressure starting to build in. this is a delightful afternoon. looking over the bay, just a few clouds here and there. let's take you to mount tamalpais. our camera there, you're looking towards ocean beach. . a beautiful sunset happening. showing you no more out there. we're seeing high clouds here and there. right now, in the 40s. 48 in napa. 46 in novato. oakland 55. in sanynyc4 jose. temperatures are up from this time yest
getting outside help. >> we have specific requests from the government, they have responded by sending us u.s. marshals. >> reporter: 15 people were shot this weekend and 4 people killed on friday. he says 90% of the crime that happened in oakland stems from a feud between two gangs. >> if we know who they are we should focus on them. that is the difference between what local state of emergency versus what we are doing right now. >> declare a state of emergency says that you got serious problems. and nobody wants to admit to the fact that we have serious problems. >> reporter: he says declaring a local state of emergency would allow the city to ask for more outside help. oakland has 616 police officers now. >> we need more officers on the street. >> reporter: the chief says the best long term solution is training more police officers. there are three police academies in the work that will add 60-70 police officers by next spring. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and wounded another today. investigators were called to the sce
. the more governments rely on many revenue sources, distributed revenue sources if you will, the less anyone will worry about being overtaxed. here's this. before proposition 30 expires, state leaders may want to consider varied revenue streams instead of the current concentrated system which leans so heavily on the wealthy that one day they may turn around and say we have enough. >> variable sources are always better. thank you very much, larry. >>> still ahead, what's next for lance armstrong. the potential legal trouble he could now be facing. >>> i'm janelle wang. the toughest gun control law in the nation. >>> violence in syria escalates. >>> san jose's interim police chief is set to take over in just a few days. coming e ining up, find out whas are his top priorities. >>> in just a few days, san jose's police department will be under new leadership. as we first told you on monday, larry esquivel will serve as acting chief. today we're hearing from him for the first time. nbc bay area's marianne favro is live from the police department with more. does he think he can make significant ch
'm a little surprised but not totally surprised. it is the government afterall. >> the marin county districts attorney office will count up all those vouchers to see if they can raise the extra cash. >>> for now food trucks in downtown mountain view can continue to serve their late night customers. they talked about a food truck ban at their meeting last night. some say those vehicles are a public safety concern on congested streets. others say the truck is serving a grab and go clientele and people who want to eat out after 10:00 p.m.. >>> right now 5:36. let's go back over to sal to check in on traffic. where are you start something >> we're starting on interstate 80 this morning. the traffic is moving along pretty well as you drive on 80 westbound as you continue down to the mccarthur maze. no major problems and it looks like the traffic at the bay there is not a big delay at all coming through. if you are driving on the peninsula we're looking at 101 and 280 it's a very nice drive heading on 101 down to the south bay with no major issues. we're also looking at the livermore valley that ha
inspection stores will be put on yelp thanks to mayor lee. he wants to make government information more accessible to the public. >> i think it's great. i think it will help us as customers, you know, feel confident that we're eating good, healthy food and it will help the businesses be more on point. >> reporter: workers at a restaurant in the sunset district think the plan is a good one. a win-win. >> then people can see how high, you know, restaurant ratings are and how clean they are and we'll come to them and other places will see this and will clean themselves up. >> reporter: in los angeles, restaurants receive grade cards from los angeles. but here in san francisco restaurant lobbyists defeated the plan. but those eatery the made more money and the number of food- borne illnesses went down. >> people are really picky about what goes in. it makes people feel more comfortable eating. >> reporter: philadelphia and new york city will soon follow. other services that provide restaurant listings like google and citysearch could follow suit. in san francisco, tara moriarty, ktvu channe
the next decade. the first segment in california runs from merced to fresno. >>> the government is granting california $674 million to help build an online insurance market place. the program is called cover california. it is designed to help individuals compare and choose the right health plans. it will help the state comply with the headquarter re-- healthcare reform law. >>> we have new develops about goobal play -- google play apps. according to change.org google dropped the apps. they collected 10,000 signatures urging google to stop offering the apps for download. they alter pictures to make the person look a certain ethnicity. >>> coming up after the break a school fight draws hundreds of students into the streets, what the principal did that is upsetting students. >> this plane is carrying precious cargo for the san francisco giants. the treatment that wasn't for the players. >> relief from the cold, warmer weather returntuse the bay area -- returns to the bay area today. how temperatures will climb over the next few days. >>> new at 6:00 p.m., four students arrested and now the pri
government says 32 militants and 23 captives died during a special force operation to end the crisis. the militants consisted of 32 men, including three algerians. the group of radical islamists with links to al qaeda stormed the national gas plant on wednesday, 685 algerian and 107 foreign workers were freed. >>> president obama will take the oath of office for a second time tomorrow, but because of the date, which is a sunday, all the pomp and circumstance moves to monday. as finishing touches go on floats, the capitol is in security lockdown. the second go-round won't be as grabbed as the first. three years ago 1.8 million people filled the mall. four years ago nearly every one of the 29,000 hotel rooms in the area were booked. nearly 7,000 rooms are available today. anita mcbride, former assistant to george w. bush, says there's still a lot of excitement. >> the moment of the first african-american president, and it was new. for everyone. but there still is a level of excitement despite the numbers. >> ama: for the first time there's an official app for the inauguration, the comm
to a bloody end today. the algerian government reports 32 islamic militants and 23 hostages are dead following an army raid today, the fourth day of that crisis. defense secretary leon panetta called the loss of life appalling and vowed to bring the terrorists to justice. >> nobody is going to attack the united states of america and get away with it. for that reason we have made a commitment that we'll go after al qaeda wherever they are. and wherever they try to hide. >> at this point the u.s. will only confirm the death of one american engineer from texas and one british worker. it is not clear how many hostages were taken in the first place. on thursday, the algerian army began its counterattack to liberate the plant that is deep in the desert 800 miles from the capital. officials say the rebels were about to drive the hostages to another country. >>> a man walked on stage and pointed a gas pistol a at politician delivering a speech in bulgaria's capital today. the turkish leader struck the man before he could pull the trigger. a group of people kicked, punched and stomped on the gunman bef
of guests included power players from government as well adds civil rights celebrities and thousands of humbler folk who wanted to honor the woman who igniteed the civil rights movement 60 years ago. the marathon service lasted most of the day and featured dozens of speakers. >> two of my friends and i who strongly approved of what she had done decided we didn't have to sit in the front anymore. it was just a tiny gesture by three ordinary kids, but that tiny gesture was repeated over and over again millions and millions of times in the hearts and minds of children, their parents, their grandparents, their great grandparents proving that she did help to set us all free. >> it's a given that i would not be here today were it not for this small woman who lies before us. many of the people on this stage would not enjoy the accolades they enjoy had it not been for the sacrifices of this woman. >> to the parks and the mcalley family, ♪ we want to thank you ♪ thank you for her quiet, her quiet strength and determination ♪ oh yeah , we want to thank you ♪ for her waiverring strength
the government launched air strikes across the country in rebel held neighborhoods. no word on a number of casualties but the u.n. estimates 50,000 syrians have been killed in the 22-month civil war. >>> over in afghanistan the afghan government is denying the findings of a u.n. report relessed just yesterday. the report said one-third of the prisoners recently transferred to afghan control of being tortured and said afghan spy agency is operating secret facilities to avoid international monitors. prince harry has wrapped up his latest tour of duty in afghanistan and is on his way back home to england now. the 28-year-old reportedly took out enemy taliban fighters while protecting british and nato soldiers. prince harry flew apache helicopters in the helmand province in southern afghanistan during his 20 weeks there. he was apparently treated just like one of the guys. when asked about his sister-in-law's pregnancy he said he's thrilled and can't wait to be an uncle. raj? >> thank you, janel. >>> still searching for answers about the boeing dreamliner. among the problems, a fire on a fl
. >> the government is not the solution to our problem. government is the problem. >> a new breeze is blowing. and the nation refreshed by freedom, stands ready to push on. >> there is nothing wrong with america that cannot be cured by what is right with america. >> the best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. >> and we are ready to lead once more. >>> cbs news coverage of the second inauguration of barack obama. from capitol hill, here is scott pelley. >> good morning. the nation's capital is beginning a day-long celebration of american freedom and democracy. for the 57th time in our hist
things about how government's changed in the united states, but pretty much everything stays the same. this shows the world that we can change governments. we can have our own mini-revolutions or rebellions, but it occurs in an orderly, peaceful fashion. >> there will be a speech. this is also martin luther king jr. day. so will the president bring that in? >> well, part of it will be he'll be using two bibles today, the lincoln bible and the martin luther king jr. traveling bible. what king took with him as he traveled to draw inspiration for his sermons as he went and his activism around the country. there's a big significance to that for the president today. martin luther king's real first name was michael. >> was it? >> yes. >> all right. >> we'll be chating with michael all morning long. when we come back, we'll talk about the speech, what to expect in the second term, what the president -- how he's going to handle this. >> ok. >> thanks. >>> the other big story this morning besides the fact the president will be sworn into office is the 49ers. they had a huge win yesterday. they
the alembics and lance armstrong revealed that the governing body covered up widespread doping. the former head of the world antidumping agency and current member of the international olympic committee said drastic action would have to be taken if armstrong provides proof of high-ranking officials from the international cycling union were implicated in doping. the new york times reported that armstrong will is willing to testify against former members of the use the high but he has been told he has to speak to that anti-dumping authorities rather than give television interviews if he wants to cut his lifetime ban. >> the dow started out of the gate at 630 down by 50 or so and now it is off by 37 points trading at 13,497. >> j.p. morgan's multi- billion dollar trading loss will hit its ceo and the wallet. the banks last jamie demons salary and bonus by 53 percent. j.p. morgan lost more than $6 billion when a trader made a bad bet on credit in derivatives. the bank's board ruled that ultimately demand was responsible. he will still walk away with a nice salary $11.5 million including a $10 millio
the first. activists filed a lawsuit to overturn it. they argue that the government order violates their first amendment right to express their political views. the judge stated that it will take more than that to just be naked to make a point. >> if we are going on to vote or more for a story with lance armstrong he stated that he used a variety of enhancement drugs to windows titles. he refused answer when oprah want to know whether not his former teammates wife was telling the truth when she said that in 1996 she heard him tell his doctor that he was doping perry ed he also admitted that he was a boy. bully. >> if i did not like what i heard or someone was being disloyal or a friend turned on me i tried to control it. that is a lie, they are liars. >> he was stripped of his titles and his olympic medal that he won in 2000. he is also facing other numerous lawsuits. >> let's take a look at the stocks. the dow is not doing much but it is on the positive side. they're up by three points. 13,599. >> we will take a break. here is a shot from the golden gate bridge. above it looks pre
. government officials held a news conference discussing this issue. people who live in china now want the government to address the underlying cause and to expand efforts for more emission limits. >>> scientists at uc santa cruz raising questions about how big our galaxy really is. they think it may be half as big as other scientists say it is. they are basing that on how slowly the stars of the outer milky way are moving. they say that's one way to measure the size of thal galaxy. they -- of the galaxy. >> smart people. >> i know. >>> also really smart is sal. are we still at the peak hour, sal? >> yeah, we are. this is between 7:00, 7:30, 7:45. that's when we have the most traffic. we're seeing some of that right now as we look at 237 shing -- seeing some slow traffic there, continuing all the way out to 101. most mostly slow traffic. the morning commute will be busy if you are at the toll plaza. westbound once on the bridge looks good. if you are driving on the south bay commute, northbound 87, that crash near 280 has been moved to the shoulder but 280 itself is slow from about 87
keeping data on where guns are. the government stopped keeping track nine years ago. when it comes to the background, president obama can push for more sharing of information and prosecution of people who try to buy guns illegally. the president will need congress's approval to get sweeps changes made and that will not be an easy feat, especially with the nra prodding supporters in congress. we'll tang a look at the nra -- take a look at the nra's new ad tackling president obama's gun proposals when i see you next. >> and ktvu will bring you live coverage. he's scheduled to make that announcement at 8:55 this morning our time. ktvu will be streaming the president's remarks live at ktvu.com. >>> it is 7:18. people in the bay area are getting hit hard by one of the worse flu seasons to date. the california pacific medical center in san francisco says it is reporting four times more patients this flu season than it has seen in the past two years. they say most of the cases are adults whereas other parts of the country are seeing cases among children. they add they still have a good su
the health department. it's all part of the mayor's initiative to make government information more easy to access. he hopes it will also improve food safety citywide. right now when you go on yelp, you can see how expensive a dish is, how customers are rating it but you can't find out the rating by the public health department. we spoke to the manager here and she says the move is a win- win for everyone. >> i think it's great because then people can see how high the ratings are and how clean they are and other places will see they should clean themselves up. >> reporter: now, restaurants on yelp will be graded on a 100- point scale. in los angeles, restaurants displayed grade cards. here in san francisco, restaurant lobbiests defeated the plan. but those eateries made more money and the number of food- borne illnesses went down. now, mayor ed lee will make the yelp announcement at a conference in washington today where he serves as the chairman of technology and innovation. live in san francisco, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> 7:37. local tattoo shops r
filed a federal lawsuit hoping to overturn the new law. they argued that the government ordered cover up violates their first amendment right to express their political views. >> a u.s. district court judge said yesterday that it takes more than simply disrobing in public to make a political statement. >> we will be back in just a minute. we have a live look of the san mateo bridge. the traffic on 92 is like this morning no problems. cold in livermore out to the east. 32 degrees in downtown livermore. specifically out by the airport. the freezing mark there should warm up to about 60. we have a nice, mild weather to look forward to in to the weekend. we will get a quick break down with erica and just a moment. >> good morning. 4:09 on the clock. >> taking a look at wall street this morning. futures trading shows mixed results across the board. the s&p 500 and the dow show positive figures while the nasdaq is in the negative. stocks make big gains yesterday after strong report on the housing market in the unemployment claims. all making investors more optimistic about the economy. >> here
is not to not negotiate with terrorists. all of this comes as as the algerian government launched and assault. algerian leaders say their goal was to free hostages and and chur twists -- terrorists -- and capture terrorists. the terrorist claim that number includes about five americans. the state department would not confirm any of these details. we also expect to hear from them who managed to escape yesterday's assault. now, leon panetta was in london when he got word of the deadly assault. what he is saying about the terrorists -- next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and the chaos in north africa is causing oil prices to go up and hit a four-month high. 94.49 a barrel. >> the price of the barrel of crude rose 1.25. now, bp and other energy companies say they are trying to make sure that other workers in the region remain safe. >>> according a -- according to a new toll, the nra is more popular in the u.s. than the entertainment industry. the poll by the "washington post" showed that 41% of americans sees the nra in a positive life as opposed to 34%. >>> gun sales are surging nationwide. some
30 hours a week. >> it's very government controlled and becoming more government controlled. >> some fast food franchises and even city colleges are cutting hours before most of the provisions of the health care law go in effect. >>> a new study shows 3-d screenings detect breast cancer more than the 2-d screenings. researchers say it's the same process as a regular mammogram but captures better images. >> we are gaining ground for less treatments and less surgery. no chemo hopefully. >> doctors recommend women get a mammogram annually after 40. >>> california's unemployment rate remained unchanged in december, but the labor market maybe showing signs of slowing. california has the third highest unemployment rate in the nation. in the bay area, moren county had the lowest. san matae at 5%. in san francisco, 7.7%. in snow ma county 7.9. >>> time is now 7:48. honda is recalling more than 700 how odyssey vehicles because of a problem with the driver's side air bags. the recall involves pilot suvs from 2009 through 2013 and odyssey mini vans. >>> the town of danville has put its plan onl
area but it is up to a local government to improve their levees so if one is found to be unacceptable it could cost a community millions. live in east palo alto, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> this morning, almost every boeing 787 dreamliner jet is now grounded until further notice because of safety concerns. air safety authorities in europe, japan and india have joined the u.s. in ordering the grounding and safety review of a plane following a series of incidents involving the aircraft in recent days. yesterday the federal aviation administration said the 787s should remain grounded until the risk of battery fires is resolved. >> the key is to be able to understand what's going on with these aircraft, get them fixed, and make sure that if it's a design issue, make the appropriate change. >> a polish airline is now the only carrier still using the plane. the only 787 service if the bay area is all nippon airways. flights between san jose and tokyo for the time being ana is finding alternate flight plans for them. >>> a man is in c
spending cuts coming march 1st and a possible government hutdown. >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. >> reporter: republicans are insisting on real spending cuts before they say okay to any more borrowing. >> they just can't sit there and say, oh, you're cutting me because you're not giving me the amount of increase that i wanted. those days are over. >> reporter: democrats argue you can't put the country's finances at risk just to get your way. >> you do not get it by threatening people to burn the house down as a way of making them come to the table. that's simply won't work. >> reporter: president obama's also working on new rules to regulate guns. vice president biden delivered his recommendation a day early and p told lawmakers the president has 19 different options that don't involve congress. the president's final plan is due out at the end of the week. from washington, i'm tracie potts. back to you. >>> check back in with meteorologist christine loren who says it's still very cold bu
ordinance and submitted the plan to the city's rules and open government committee. that committee meets every wednesday and headed by the mayor, who's in washington, d.c. this week. the committee is expected to take up the issue again next wednesday. >>> now to the president and his proposal. a somber obama announced his proposal for the most sweeping gun control measures in years. the president outlined four major points. first, to make it easier for mental health professionals to report threats to authorities. second, the president wants to ban military-style assault weapons like the one used at sandy hook elementary school and put a ten-round limit on magazines. third, he wants to tighten background checks. fourth, the president said he would clear the way for schools that want armed guards to be able to get them. the national rifle association fired back with a statement that read, in part, quote, we look forward to working with congress on a bipartisan basis to find real solutions to protecting america's most valuable asset, our children. attacking firearms and ignoring children is
. the government is confirming americans are among those who were taken hostage during an attack by islamist fighters in algeria. at least two people have been killed and six others injured. the group targeted a bus carrying passengers - from a base at the british owned gas field to an airport. indications are the attakers are affiliated with an al qaeda group based in mali. defense secretary leon panetta has called it a - quote- 'terrorist act.' president obama, taking action aimed at reducing gun violence in america. he signed more than a dozen executive orders -- and is urging congress for even tighter controls on weapons. kron-4's catherine heenan explains on the president's newly unveiled gun control proposals. in politics.staging is key. the president's back-drop -- four children. each of them had written letters to him about last month's school massacre in connecticut. the president announced plans to introduce legislation next week that includes a ban on new assault weapons, limits on high capacity ammo clips. and expanded background checks. and more money for mental health care. wit
.m. celebrating our history and traditions but once the crowds are gone the government has to get back to the business of running the country. tori campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> as you can see thousands of people there and thousands flooded the capital to watch history happen as president obama was sworn in for a second term. ktvu's ken pritchett was there as thousands of supporters applauded and cried. live now to washington with more. ken? >> reporter: well, this afternoon one official estimated 1 million people. it is less than the 1.8 million who attended four years ago. an impressive sight to see. >> i was here. >> reporter: this man talking t- shirts was part of history, long with everyone who filled the mall. >> amazing. great experience. >> reporter: people walked for blocks. and standing in long lines to get through security gates. she says it is better than four years ago. >> it is better. a lot colder. >> reporter: most people had to watch the ceremony on giant screens. >> so help you god. >> reporter: the swearing in was just part of the show for the crowd. hoping to ge
government is one it is okay. it is a good time to borrow. but when it is 8% you do not want to the ballroom. >> a another winner is a the driverless cars that are coming to show rooms by 2020. there is a huge an initiative by the government. i keep coming back to, how about this. what about the older people that should not be driving. people want to keep their mobility. my mother can get in a car in the of the take herself to the rose restore. i like this idea. we will see more and more features of this. >> i'm let's talk about our questions. you can send in your questions for rob perry ed >> this is from steve. he wants to know what are your thoughts on shares of american all makers? >> ford can go tfrom for 10 to 18. i do not like manufacturers. but long-term i like their dad because gm- pest >> this is from andrea she stated that should she cell in front of this month's the debt ceiling talks? >> the markets rallied at 5%. do not sell short-term perry ed >> the time is now 9:18 a.m.. we will get a little warmer today but it's still is a very cold start. >> oakland is in the lower 40's. c
the country'sshite led a government. >> one month at the failed bank rippled a young woman on moving new delhi was a promise faster at trial is set to begin. another pretrial hearing was held this morning after a few minor procedural issues were raised. defense lawyers of the five accused men say they need additional copies of some of the evidence. >> authorities are eager to move the case into a fast track court at the brutal attack nationwide protest and were white will be about to give in the women. >> this just into the kron 4 news room sources say that the ioc plans to strip lance armstrong of his 2000 olympic bronze medal. >> still ahead new details this morning up areas of san francisco that are more likely to suffer damage and an earthquake. are you living or working in one of them? it will take a >> we are backed at 4:44 it >> let us turn our attention to whether traffic. with erica looking at both. >> we have quite a spread of numbers. we have upper twenties. for santa rosa. lower '30's for east bay interior valleys. from the heart of the day we are coming in at the '40's along the c
. the move came after the i o c was notified by cycling and governing bodies that armstrong had not appealed the decision to disqualify him. ong's admitted during an interview with oprah winfrey if that he had used performance enhancing drugs to help him win seven tour de france titles all of which has been stripped. the interview airs tonight on one freeze zero w and network. >> and the countdown continues as the 49ers and europe to face the atlanta falcons and this sunday. niner fans have been excited all week and stores have been struggling to keep the no. 7 a jersey on the shelves. a season ago, the niners beat the new orleans saints in their playoff opener and lost to the new york giants in the nfc title game. head coach john harbaugh says that the team has a better approach going into the title game this year. >> the niners will face the falcons this sunday at the georgia dome. the game time is set noon our time. >> coming up on kron 4 morning news. we will have an update on the kidnapping of 20 people including americans in algeria. americans in algeria. i??çóÑk?wç >> you are watc
the government. but belt tight new england sacramento has cost the council 8 million dollars in state aid over the past two years. >> it has been very difficult. we have lost quite a bit of funding in the last few years. we have laid off about 40 percent of our work force and unfortunately the needs haven't changed. >>reporter: those needs cover more than just day care. young dominic needed work with language and fine motor skill. the instance conclusion program provide special instruction for that. >> he loves it here. excited to come to school every day. he has a really good relationship and me too personally with all the teachers here. >>reporter: but the waiting legislature to get that this sort of child care program grows longer and longer as the funding shrink. child care council is hoping the new state bump it will restore some of the money but in the mean time they are hoping the public will help with do nastys. >> i don't think that there is any work more important than improving the lives of young children. >>reporter: eric thomas abc 7 news. >> this year president obama inaugu
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